Alaska's Winter Horizon

Alaska's Winter Horizon

Monday, September 10, 2012

Monday, September 10, 2012

We woke up this morning to the first frost of the year! Fall is most definitely here. In fact, you can see the termination dust on the mountains here in Anchorage.

Termination dust is the term given to the early snow in the higher elevations of the mountains. This snow terminates the growth of the vegetation.

Although here in town the days have been sunny and reaching mid 60s by the afternoon- perfect fall weather. Last Tuesday night, however, we had a huge windstorm that swept through the Anchorage bowl.

Winds were clocked at hurricane force levels in many areas.

These winds caused a lot of damage throughout the city.

Trees were uprooted in part from the wet summer combined with the high winds.

It was so bad that school was cancelled on Wednesday. As of Sunday night several areas were still without power.

Most everyone in the city was affected in some way or another by the windstorm.

As you can see by the picture, we were also affected!
It took Greg 3 whole minutes to tidy the balcony!!

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